Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm home!!!

From Ensenada!

It was a crazy weekend, but I had a lot of fun and got a lot of scrapbooking done.

Best of all, I was able to spend some much needed time with my mom.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"The Other Boleyn Girl"

Okay so I feel like ranting again, but this time against the social backdrop of the movie "The Other Boleyn Girl."

Here is my rant, because of King Henry VII actions...this means that Mary's bastard son (unnamed in the movie, but I think his name was Henry Carey) and Anne's biological daughter (the infamous Queen Elizabeth) were not only cousins but also siblings.

I find this amazing that the royal family was such a tangled mess of lies, deciet, adultery, and scandal.

Oh yah, and after all of the bitching and moaning that Henry VII and his skirting around with all of those women and never getting a proper male heir to the throne, historians believe it was his fault because evidence suggests he had syphillis!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mexico Scrapbook

Okay so I've been working on a 20 page book from my cruise to Mexico. I'm almost done, only one more layout to go! But I have a favorite: The day we went to Acapulco to see the cliff divers. Dad and Mike got such great pictures (I have to admit mine weren't the best). And Gramma even took a picture with the Cliff Divers (I have to admit they kind of creeped me out).

So here it is: My 2-page Acapulco Cliff Divers layout. Feel free to let me know what you think.

All Cardstock is by Bazzill, the brads come from We-R-Memory Keepers, the ribbon tape is by Heidi Swapp, and the font for the title is FIESTA by QuicKutz for the Revolution tool. I believe the layout idea came partially from Becky Higgins, but I made some changes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

National Scrapbook Day

Okay, so I know that I'm a bit far behind, but I wanted you all to see what I've been working on the past couple of months. I thought it'd be perfect to start out with the two "award-winning" projects I did back on May 3rd at the Scrap N Yap National Scrapbook Day celebration. We spent 12 hours scrapping (and yapping!) at a local restaraunt & pumping out some might fine designs.

The first challenge they gave us was to creat our name tags. They gave us a little envelope full of goodies & we had to use everything in the envelope and whatever else we'd brought to make a lanyard style name tag. I'm proud to say that I won a QuicKutz set of dies for my design!

Supplied for my design was a black piece of cardstock, a white ribbon, a large pink foam flower, a small lime foam flower and a small piece of brown cardboard to hold it all together (on the back). I added my own touch with some turquoise twine, a pink ghost flower by Heidi Swapp, a pink star brad by Queen & Co., generic staples, and pink ghost letters by Heidi Swapp. The white gel pen was borrowed from Elizabeth Tuch and I have no idea what brand or even color it was.

Our next challenge was to take their supplies again and add whatever else we'd like and make a single page design. I had a picture I'd been dying to use, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. There was a floral patterned strip, a solid Bazzill cardstock, a strip of ribbon, and a chipboard "O." As you can see, my design was "A Face Only a Mother Could Love" and I used the "O" for the O in Love. Mr. Beans' 8x10 was a perfect portrait for this! It was the floral patterned paper that I had the most fun with though! I embellished it and made it shiny and 3D by adding strips of transparencies (the kind you use on a projector in school) and green brads that I'd been holding onto for something fun like this!

In addition to the patterned paper, cardstock, chipboard "O" and piece of orange ribbon that I had to use, I added on brads by Provo Crafts, chipboard letters by Basic Grey, a piece of ribbon tape by Heidi Swapp as well as painting and finally adding Glossy Accents over it for an extra added shine.

Well I hope you enjoy these two projects. I look forward to posting a lot more once I pick my favorites. I can't wait for the Scrapbook Cruise to Ensenada that I'm taking on June 27th! Look for even more projects after I come back from that!